A lot of food for thought.
He seems to be encouraging a move towards a global, or even universal, objective morality, one that all human beings should be able to agree upon, regardless of culture, religion or beliefs. But of course, this would mean the elimination of culture, religion and belief, in favor of a fact-based morality. Or at least extreme subservience of culture, religion and beliefs in favor of universal human morality.
Actually, why do cultures, religions and belief systems presume an automatic respect as arbiters of human morality? Why is the Pope, the Ayatollah, or the Dalai Lama considered experts on morality? The Pope discourages the use of AIDs prevention in African countries and oversees a small army of pedophiles, the Ayatollah encourages suicide bombers and the debasement of women, and the Dalai Lama…well, what does the Dalai Lama do?
Why shouldn’t scientists be up there on the human values pedestal?
Anyway, provocative stuff.